[Migrated] Add an option, or multiple options, to allow Typo fixing in references, indented paragraphs, etc.
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WP:AWB/T in section "Usage" says "typo-fixing is automatically prevented on image names, templates, wikilink targets and quotes (including indented paragraphs)". Fine for new editors and/or new AWB users, but it means many errors will probably not get fixed for many years. Not all misspellings in quotes are in the original source; many, many are typos by WP editors. Those experienced AWB users who care to take the additional time to check external sources and take on the additional risk should be allowed to do so. Of course, there is no point in messing with image names, but not all indented paragraphs contain only quoted text. If a misspelling is fixed in open text, it would seem to make sense to fix the same misspelling in a wikilink, which is probably either a dead link or a redirect from a misspelling. I can set up a F&R rule to check deeply for one or two misspellings, but I can't check all 3,000+ typos deeply at once. WP has plenty of need for fixes in these places that are now off-limits to AWB Typos, and quite a few AWB users who could and would take the training wheels off their bicycles. @Chris_the_speller 15:22, 6 August 2012 (UTC)

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@Chris_the_speller 15:30, 6 August 2012 (UTC) wrote:

Background for this request is at [[WT:AWB[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki//T#AWB avoids too many areas that contain typos]].